The Geomechanics Research Series was set up in the early 1990s, and focused on geomechanics not only from a geotechnical engineering point of view but also emphasized geosciences/geophysics theory and applications. Volumes published thus far have covered the topics Fractals in Rock Mechanics, True Triaxial Testing of Rocks, Experimental Rock Mechanics, and Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks under High Pressure Conditions. Now re-launched under the title Geomechanics Research, we would be delighted to consider new book proposals for publishing in the series, please contact the series editor for further information.
The objective of this series is to provide knowledge on geomechanics to help engineers, researchers and students including beginners in the field with their actual works. Each book of the series provides knowledge from the fundamentals to the cutting edge on a specific aspect of geomechanics by explaining essential results that an excellent researcher obtained throughout his/her career. Although some of the results may already have been published in high level academic journals, the author can better and more comprehensively explain the research to the readers in book form than in papers published in the journals. The compilation of the many essential results in the book offers the reader a panoramic view at a glance as to how to develop research in the field, and furthermore enables the audience to see far ahead into the future of the field.
MAIN FIELDS COVERED BY THE BOOK SERIES
This series covers the field of geomechanical engineering related to metal and coal mining, petroleum exploitation in conventional and unconventional reservoirs, geothermal energy extraction, and civil engineering for dam foundations, slopes, underground facilities such as powerhouses, tunnels, high level radioactive nuclear disposal and others. It also covers the field of geosciences related to seismology, volcanology, geology, tectonophysics among other areas.
ADVISORY EDITORIAL BOARD
Joseph Labuz, Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
e-mail: [email protected]
Douglas Schmitt, Professor of Geophysics and Physics
Canada Research Chair in Rock Physics, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Canada
e-mail: [email protected]
Mining engineers, petroleum engineers, geothermal engineers, civil engineers, engineering geologists, seismologists, volcanologists and tectonophysicists.
By Tadeusz Szwedzicki
June 21, 2018
Mining activities may result in rock mass deterioration and instability that may lead to failure both in underground and open pit mines. Such deterioration represents a safety risk and may result in substantial financial losses. Rock mass response may lead to ground subsidence, fall of ground/...